Mercedes-AMG Junior Driver, Jordan Love, is back racing in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup as his Silver Cup title challenge resumes with the third round of the season at the Hockenheimring, Germany.
Jordan will once again be joined in the #77 Haupt Racing Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 by Frank Bird in the Silver Cup classification, with the pair currently second in the Silver Cup standings and just three points adrift of the top spot.
The pair will be looking to continue their strong form that saw them claim their maiden Silver Cup victory, after starting from pole position in race one at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. The duo also enjoyed a strong season opener at Brands Hatch where they claimed two class podium finishes. The season resumes this weekend after five-week summer break with a trip to the Hockeheimring, Germany. The circuit is one of the best-known and most-loved racetracks in Europe, designed by Hermann Tilke, with 17 turns that mix high-speed corners with tight and technical sections. Speaking of his excitement ahead of this weekend at Hockeneim, Jordan said: "It's been a long break from racing but it's great to finally be back! Frank and I will be looking to carry our winning momentum from Misano into Hockenheim and I know all of the Haupt Racing Team are just as eager to continue that form this weekend. Hockenheim is a great circuit and one I really enjoy racing at, so I think we have all the ingredients for a strong weekend. The championship battle is so close, so we need to maximise every result heading into the second half of the season, starting with this weekend!"
The action begins early on Friday, with free practice and pre-qualifying, before Saturday sees qualifying getting underway at 09:50 (local) followed by race one at 14:00. Sunday follows the same format with qualifying at 09:55 followed by the second race at 14:35. Live coverage and timing across the weekend can be found on the GT World Challenge website.
Friday 1 September Free Practice: 09:30 - 10:50 CEST (15:30 - 16:50 AWST) Pre-Qualifying: 14:20 - 15:40 CEST (20:20 - 21:40 AWST) Saturday 2 September Qualifying 1: 09:50 - 10:15 CEST (15:50 - 16:15 AWST) Race 1: 14:00 - 15:00 CEST (20:00 - 21:00 AWST) Sunday 3 September Qualifying 2: 09:55 - 10:20 CEST (15:55 - 16:20 AWST) Race 2: 14:35 - 15:35 CEST (20:35 - 21:35 AWST) Live coverage and timings available on the GT World Challenge website.
Image courtesy of Haupt Racing Team